Early Austronesian Social Organization: The Evidence of Language [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Blust1980EarlyAS,
  title={Early Austronesian Social Organization: The Evidence of Language [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={Robert Blust and David Friend Aberle and Nicholas J. Allen and Robert H. Barnes and Ann Chowning and Jacques Faubl{\'e}e and James J. Fox and George W. Grace and Tōichi Mabuchi and Kenneth E. Maddock and Andrew Pawley},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1980},
  volume={21},
  pages={205 - 247}
}
Published views on early Austronesian social organization can be characterized broadly as representing one of two mutually irreconcilable positions: one that recognizes descent groups and another that does not. The former position-in a highly specific form that I call the "prescriptive-alliance hypothesis"-has been adopted by most Dutch scholars concerned with the culture history of Indonesia and was independently reached by Levi-Strauss in the context of a study with wider implications. A… 
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